Rawan is a STEM student from Cairo, Egypt. She is an upcoming double-major in Computer Science and International Affairs at Northwestern University, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Rawan grew a passion for global affairs after traveling abroad a lot as a child with her father to various places in the MENA region and encountering cultural diversity first-hand. Moreover, experiencing diversity and examining controversial topics as a UWC Belgium short course 2018 participant made her serious about taking her passion to a more professional level and pursuing it as a major.
Rawan also started the first LaunchX Club in Egypt, promoting high school entrepreneurship and directly mentoring teen entrepreneurs through launching their first startups. Through the experience of planning and running workshops discussing design thinking, market research, and business modeling, she enhanced her facilitation, communication, and entrepreneurial skills.